Hamburg, Germany, November 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Digital recording, mixing with professional plugins, fast, intuitive editing, audio analysis of percussive material plus simple time- and pitch correction … and all of this for free? Enter the SAE version of Ardour for OS X.
In April 2007, SAE Institute agreed to become a corporate sponsor for the Ardour project. Focus of the collaboration between Paul Davis, creator and developer of Ardour, and Armand Klenk, Head Instructor Audio at SAE Munich, was the development of an OS X version of the Linux-based software. A special student version, created in a parallel effort, will now make the open-source digital audio workstation even more accessible to beginners.
Ardour has become a fixture in many European universities and other educational institutions and is routinely employed in experimental research projects.
The SAE version of Ardour for OS X will be available for download from SAE's web site as of 12 p.m CET on November 17, 2008.
SAE was founded in Australia in 1976. From the very beginning, the institute’s express goal was to provide short hands-on training courses to prepare students for a career in the audio industry. By the end of the 80s, SAE had begun to expand its original course program and had added a multimedia and a digital film department. With more than 50 institutes to date, SAE is the world’s largest media education network for audio engineering, digital film & animation, web design & development, and game design (Qantm Institute), spanning 26 countries on 5 continents.
The SAE Concept
SAE’s focus is on innovative teaching methods and practical training using leading-edge technology, all of it offered for a wide range of professional programs combining in-depth theory with hands-on practice. While students elsewhere have to settle for low-paying internships, students at SAE get to work on exciting projects from the get-go. SAE’s curriculum is different from those used by other training providers: it is consistently updated to meet the needs of the media industry. Students spend a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week in the classroom, on workstations, or in our studios. Theory is immediately put into practice, a sure-fire way to consolidate knowledge. To ensure that students keep their competitive edge in the fast-moving media industry, SAE’s diploma programs can be completed within 1 to 2 years. Bachelor of Arts programs can subsequently be completed within 1 year, the work-based Master of Arts program alongside normal employment within 2 to 3 years thereafter. Bachelor and Master programs are offered in collaboration with Middlesex University, London, UK.
Practical Training for Practical Application
SAE values interdisciplinary collaboration: students from different departments join forces in undertaking realistic and practically relevant projects, gaining valuable team experience for their future careers in the process. Technology serves as a tool enabling the experts of tomorrow to turn ideas into reality. Our lecturers are experienced professionals imparting first-hand know-how, helping our students accomplish their goals. The SAE approach ensures that their graduates are better prepared to take on the challenges of a professional career than those of other training providers – the fast track to employment in the media industry.
International Exchange Program
To make it possible for students to gather experience abroad, SAE offers easy ways to switch from one institute to another. This way, students can get acquainted with different approaches to their chosen profession and jump-start a career abroad.
Frequently scheduled workshops and seminars with producers, managers, and creatives from the recording, film, and multimedia industries provide students with crucial real-life experience. Many of their guest lecturers have started their careers at SAE themselves.
SAE Alumni – The Network for the Real World
The SAE Alumni Association is a global platform for successful graduates, media companies, the press, and other partners and was created to offer continuing education, to encourage the exchange of expert knowledge, and to provide a network for professional development. The Association maintains a database of jobs and projects, establishes ties with the industry, opens doors into the job market, and supports the individual member’s career.
Ardour is a native multitrack recording, editing, and mixing software. It includes a powerful mixer, automation as well as flexible routing and hardware independency through the underlying JACK audio system. Ardour offers various synchronisation options, varispeed playback, flexible editing options, and many more features usually found in commercial products. Ardour supports a wide range of audio-for-video features such as video-synced playback and pullup/pulldown sample rates. There are also powerful features such as "persistent undo", multi-language support, and destructive track punching modes that aren't available on other platforms. Above all, Ardour strives to meet the needs of professional users.